Ubuntu Shortcut Keys

AllĀ  types of shortcut keys for Ubuntu.

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Alt + F1 Open the Applications menu
Alt + F2 Run an application by typing its name in the box which appears
Prt Sc (Print Screen) Take a screenshot of the whole screen
Alt + Prt Sc Take a screenshot of the current window
Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right Cursor Spins the ‘cube’ that your workspaces reside on, allowing you to select the workspace you wish to use.
Ctrl + Alt + Up Cursor Enables an ‘expose’ like feature that presents you with all the windows you currently have open, allowing you to select the one you wish to give focus to.
Ctrl + Alt + Down Cursor Unfolds your workspace cube allowing you to see more than one of your workspaces at once, using the left and right cursor keys with this active will allow you to select the workspace you wish to use.
Ctrl + C Copy the selected text/object
Ctrl + X Cut the selected text/object
Ctrl + V Paste/insert the selected text/object
Ctrl + A Select all text
Ctrl + B Make the selected text bold
Ctrl + I Make the selected text italic
Ctrl + U Underline the selected text
Ctrl + N Open a new document or window
Ctrl + S Save the current document
Ctrl + O Open another document
Ctrl + P Print the current document
Ctrl + Z Undo the last change you made
Ctrl + Shift + Z Redo a change that you just undid
Ctrl + Alt + Delete Restart the computer immediately, without saving open files
Ctrl + Alt + Plus (numeric keypad) Rotate through supported screen resolutions
Ctrl + Alt + Minus (numeric keypad) Rotate backwards through supported screen resolutions
Ctrl + T Open a new tab
Ctrl + Tab Rotate through each tab
Ctrl + Shift + Tab Rotate backwards through each tab
Ctrl + W Close the current tab (or browser if on last tab)
Ctrl + L Enter a new web address
Ctrl + B Show a list of your bookmarks
Ctrl + H Show your browsing history
Ctrl + K Enter a new web search in the search bar
Ctrl + Y Show a list of downloaded files
F11 Display the current page full-screen
Esc Stop loading the current page
Ctrl + R Reload the current page
F7 Check the spelling of the current document
Ctrl + F Find and replace words
Ctrl + Z Undo the last change
Ctrl + Y Redo a change which you just undid
Ctrl + L Align the current paragraph/selection to the left
Ctrl + E Align the current paragraph/selection to the center of the document
Ctrl + R Align the current paragraph/selection to the right
Ctrl + Shift + J Show the current document full-screen
Ctrl + A Select all
Ctrl + C Copy the highlighted content to clipboard
Ctrl + V Paste the clipboard content
Ctrl + N New (Create a new document, not in terminal)
Ctrl + O Open a document
Ctrl + S Save the current document
Ctrl + P Print the current document
Ctrl + W Close the close document
Ctrl + Q Quit the current application
Ctrl + Alt + F1 Switch to the first virtual terminal
Ctrl + Alt + F2(F3)(F4)(F5)(F6) Select the different virtual terminals
Ctrl + Alt + F7 Restore back to the current terminal session with X
Ctrl + Alt + Backspace Restart GNOME
Alt + Tab Switch between open programs
Ctrl + Alt + L Lock the screen.
Alt + F1 opens the Applications menu
Alt + F2 opens the Run Application dialog box.
Alt + F3 opens the Deskbar Applet
Alt + F4 closes the current window.
Alt + F5 unmaximizes the current window.
Alt + F7 move the current window
Alt + F8 resizes the current window.
Alt + F9 minimizes the current window.
Alt + F10 maximizes the current window.
Alt + Space opens the window menu.
Ctrl + Alt + + Switch to next X resolution
Ctrl + Alt + – Switch to previous X resolution
Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right move to the next/previous workspace
Ctrl + A Move cursor to beginning of line
Ctrl + E Move cursor to end of line
Ctrl + C kills the current process.
Ctrl + Z sends the current process to the background.
Ctrl + D logs you out.
Ctrl + R finds the last command matching the entered letters.
Enter a letter, followed by Tab + Tab lists the available commands beginning with those letters.
Ctrl + U deletes the current line.
Ctrl + K deletes the command from the cursor right.
Ctrl + W deletes the word before the cursor.
Ctrl + L clears the terminal output
Shift + Ctrl + C copy the highlighted command to the clipboard.
Shift + Ctrl + V (or Shift + Insert) pastes the contents of the clipboard.
Alt + F moves forward one word.
Alt + B moves backward one word.
Arrow Up/Down browse command history
Shift + PageUp / PageDown Scroll terminal output
Alt + Tab switch between open windows
Win + Tab switch between open windows with Shift Switcher or Ring Switcher effect
Win + E Expo, show all workspace
Ctrl + Alt + Down Film Effect
Ctrl + Alt + Left mouse button Rotate Desktop Cube
Alt + Shift + Up Scale Windows
Ctrl + Alt + D Show Desktop
Win + Left mouse button take screenshot on selected area
Win + Mousewheel Zoom In/Out
Alt + Mousewheel Transparent Window
Alt + F8 Resize Window
Alt + F7 Move Window
Win + P Add Helper
F9 show widget layer
Shift + F9 show water effects
Win + Shift + Left mouse button Fire Effects
Win + Shift + C Clear Fire Effects
Win + Left mouse button Annotate: Draw
Win + 1 Start annotation
Win + 3 End annotation
Win + S selects windows for grouping
Win + T Group Windows together
Win + U Ungroup Windows
Win + Left/Right Flip Windows
Shift + Ctrl + N Create New Folder
Ctrl + T Delete selected file(s) to trash
Alt + ENTER Show File/Folder Properties
Ctrl + 1 Toggle View As Icons
Ctrl + 2 Toggle View As List
Shift + Right Open Directory (Only in List View)
Shift + Left Close Directory (Only in List View)
Ctrl + S Select Pattern
F2 Rename File
Ctrl + A Select all files and folders
Ctrl + W Close Window
Ctrl + Shift + W Close All Nautilus Windows
Ctrl + R Reload Nautilus Window
Alt + Up Open parent directory
Alt + Left Back
Alt + Right Forward
Alt + Home go to Home folder
Ctrl + L go to location bar
F9 Show sidepane
Ctrl + H Show Hidden Files
Ctrl + + Zoom In
Ctrl + – Zoom Out
Ctrl + 0 Normal Size
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This post was written by Rahul Nagar on August 5, 2009

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